District of Columbia

choice of forum

Choice of Law Admission of Extrinsic Evidence Insurer Allocation Pre-Tender FeesStatute of Limitations
Government interest analysisFacts set forth in the pleadings aloneIf one claim is potentially covered, must defend entire suitNot Addressed3 years
Valentine v. Elliott (In Re Estate of Delaney), 819 A.2d 968, 988 (D.C. 2003)Travelers Indem. Co. of Illinois v. United Food & Commercial Workers Int’l Union, 770 A.2d 978, 986-87 (D.C. 2001)Washington Sports & Entm’t, Inc. v. United Coastal Ins. Co., 7 F. Supp. 2d 1, 9 (D.D.C. 1998)(D.C. Code Ann. § 12-301)
Pre-Judgment Interest Late Notice Public Policy Bar Independent CounselAtty's Fees/Decl. Relief Action
6%“No prejudice” exception – reasonableness standardBar to indemnity but not to defenseMay choose own counselRecoverable
(D.C. Code Ann. § 28-3302(a))Greycoat Hanover F St. Ltd. P’ship v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Co., 657 A.2d 764, 768-69 (D.C. 1995)Salus Corp. v. Continental Cas. Co., 478 A.2d 1067, 1070 (D.C. 1984)Eureka Inv. Corp., N.V. v. Chicago Title Ins. Co., 530 F. Supp. 1110, 1123-24 (D.D.C. 1982)Messina v. Nationwide Mut. Ins. Co., 998 F.2d 2, 5 (D.C. 1993)
Athridge v. Aetna Cas. & Sur. Co., 2001 WL 214212, at *3 (D.D.C. Mar. 2, 2001)